Roger Baker and Jay D. Jurie are regular contributors to the progressive Internet news magazine, The Rag Blog. On the program, they discuss issues related to two recently-published articles. Jurie had reported on the Florida killing of black youth Trayvon Martin by a self-appointed neighborhood vigilante (and the massive public reaction to that killing), and Baker's article discussed the growing impact of high gas prices on average Americans and on the society-at-large. Both pieces were published at The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) on March 22, 2012.
Jay D. Jurie and Roger Baker are both longtime political activists. Jurie lives in Sanford, Florida -- where the killing of Martin took place -- and teaches public administration and urban planning at Central Florida University. Austin resident Roger Baker writes regularly about economics, transportation, and the environment.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Running time: 56:41.